Quite some time ago, Sharon Rose told me I must “open the nearest book to page 46, write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences.” I like the vagueness of the “two to five” thing. It’s like the originator of the tag was into it at first but in the middle of writing the rules decided, “Whatever.”
Anyway, the nearest book (on the floor, by the bed) is The Dead Girl by Melanie Thernstrom. I got this in 1990 when it first came out. I have an 18-year-old book! I will have to throw it a big birthday party when it turns 21 and can finally drink.
As I was opening the book, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be weird if there were no page 46?” You’re not going to believe this, but in my edition of the book, there really is nothing on page 46. Not a chapter name, not a page number, nothing. This tag was even easier than I anticipated. Thank you, Sharon Rose!
Also, thank you to the following would-be taggers/award-givers/etc. I’m sorry that I let you down and didn’t do my tag or pass my award along. It was a snowball effect. There were a couple of tags I should have done/awards I should have passed along. Then some more tags/awards came in and I felt guilty about doing those when I hadn’t done the earlier ones. So I did none of them. And then even more tags came in, and I felt guilty about not doing the first ones and the second ones, so I again did nothing. And then it just escalated. Apologies to:
- Topaz Horizon
- The House of Style
- Searching the Inner Me
- The Freelancer’s Fashionblog
- La Belette Rouge
- Chic Banana
- Hipster Musings
- The Freelancer’s Fashionblog AGAIN
- Femme Rationale
- The Lady Who Doesn’t Lunch
- Head in the Clouds